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Howdy, new to the board, I am building a 1942 Chevrolet Coupe Gasser with a 8-71 540BBC and a Lenco 5 speed and a 9" Strange 35 spline rear. I am still gathering parts but hope to start in the summer of 2012 putting it together. Look forward to seeing you guys at the local events soon. Tim
 

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Hey Tim and welcome to our home (your new home??) '42, very rare. I had a 40 Olds coupe but traded it for my current project. Love the coupe gassers. Are you going for the traditional look/build or more modern? Great to have you as an addition to the family. Looking forward to seeing your project. Mark L
 

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Thanks for all the welcomes, I look forward to reading past post and new and learning from all the information here, thanks, guys. I am posting a bit of information about the car.

This car is a local infamous legend, the previous owner having brought together a group of boys and forming a car club ( the Street Kings Motor Club) before his demise at the age of 17 in 1979. We were classmates and I began to know more of Aaron Robinson as he inspired me to be a gearhead, his '42 Chevy was the first car that I remember that had flames and told "This is a hot rod" at the tender age of 11 in 1974. The family farm had been sold in '04 and the '42 out in the back pasture was sold off by the new owner of the farm. Aarons nephew, Jeremy McKelvey, and I have been friends and I had made mention that the '42 missing bothered me and he made the steps to find it over time and help me secure it in Dec '09 and the owner at the time from El Reno did not want to sale it but relented when the stories of our youth were presented,and kicked in some choice missing '42 only parts, thanks Ron. Now to retrive information of Aarons build ideas and make plans, gather parts and see if we can make him proud. We know he wanted to build a BBC/4 speed street/gasser or "Street Freak" style car, and had named it after the Troggs song "Wild Thing", and we shared a lot of time brousing thru the Honest Charlie, Blair Speed Shop, and even JC Whitney catalogs circling the key parts we would buy when the money of adulthood came, but for some it just never does...........


http://www.streetkingsokla.com/HISTORY_1.html

For more information on Aaron Robinson, see this excellent page written by Martin Blaney:

http://www.streetkingsokla.com/Aaronspage.html
 
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